Commitment to sustainable development in Nunavut is demonstrated by a new Joint Venture Company, IEG Nunasi Consultants Ltd.
CALGARY, ALBERTA, December 2nd, 2009 – Nunasi Corporation and Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. proudly announce a new Joint Venture Company, IEG Nunasi Consultants Ltd. The new company will provide engineering and environmental consulting services in Nunavut.
The new company brings together Nunasi's established reputation in the north and its local operating experience, with Klohn Crippen Berger’s international reputation in consulting engineering for mining and infrastructure and in environmental assessment and remediation.
Both partners see the resurgence of mining and infrastructure development in Nunavut and the commitment in Nunavut to remediate and reclaim contaminated sites, as an opportunity to provide a high standard of engineering design and environmental management services. Success of the new venture will benefit Nunavummiut through local projects, and opportunities for employment and skills transfer.
Nunasi Corporation is a birthright development corporation wholly-owned by its shareholders which are all Inuit enrolled as beneficiaries under the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement. Nunasi's mandate is to create value added benefits such as training, employment and other economic opportunities for the Inuit of Nunavut. The corporation was formed in 1976 by the Inuit Tapirisat Kanatami so that, even before the land claims were settled, the people of Nunavut could begin to take their place in the Canadian business world.
Klohn Crippen Berger offers global engineering and environmental services to the oilsands, mining, power, transportation, offshore and pipeline, and water resources sectors worldwide. From roots more than half a century ago in geotechnical and heavy civil engineering, KCBL has grown to work on some of the world’s most challenging projects. The firm’s Quality Management System is registered ISO 9001:2008 compliant. Klohn Crippen Berger was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2008.